For nearly 100 years now, Americans have been enjoying licorice, although many other countries have enjoyed it even longer, dating back to the Middle Ages. So, to celebrate National Licorice Day, we’ve rounded up some great recipes for this terrifically versatile flavor! Whether you’re a fan of traditional black licorice, the more modern red licorice, or better yet, both, these recipes really demonstrate why licorice has been ever so popular throughout history. To make sure you never miss out, check out our complete list of National Dessert Days.
Sometimes just the subtle flavor of licorice can be what makes the recipe stand out! Rosie’s cupcake version of an Italian cookie recipe proves exactly that. She says, “Really, just the combination of almond, vanilla, and anise is a winner and would work in so many ways.”
Krissy notes that “Almost all Licorice Candy is made with wheat so people who are Gluten Free (like my sister-in-law) don’t get to enjoy Licorice.” Thanks to this delicious creation, now they can!
Pudding might not be a licorice recipe that first comes to mind, but Susan describes this as “a bowlful of butterscotch-rich bliss, its licorice liquor a faint and far away flavor that flickers and fades with each spoonful.” With such a scrumptious description, I imagine the idea of licorice pudding isn’t all that far-fetched after all.
Ice cream fanatics can appreciate this recipe and Gabi assures us that “As far as this ice cream goes though, you don’t have to be a huge licorice fan to enjoy it….but if you happen to be one, you’re going to flip out over this.”
I doubt anyone needs much persuading to try out these cupcakes. The name pretty much says it all!Pin It